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New management team in place at New Care’s Bridgewater Manor

Tina Blake and Chris Critchley have been appointed registered manager and deputy manager respectively at New Care’s Bridgewater Manor on Walkden Road in Worsley.

Using their many combined years of experience, the duo will take responsibility for the day-to-day running of the care home, working together to deliver a high standard of person-centred care for residents.

Tina is focussed on the smooth operation of the home.  She is also responsible for all areas of compliance for CQC, the local authority and CCG.  Most importantly, she is committed to delivering an outstanding service to residents at Bridgewater Manor.

Supporting Tina is Chris, who is responsible for the management of the clinical team and the timely provision of care by ensuring effective supervision, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Chris is a registered nurse, whilst Tina was a registered nurse for 25 years, and both have worked in health and social care for many years.  The pair also boast extensive additional professional qualifications including a Diploma in Health and Social Care, CMS in Management, Mentorship in Clinical Practice and Degree (Level 6) in Management and Leadership.

Commenting on her appointment, Tina says: “I was brought up in Worsley and have always aspired to work in my local community.  I contacted New Care on the off chance that they had a position and was thrilled when they confirmed that they did.  The company is amazing; they support and truly care about the staff at all levels, and I am honoured to be part of the team.”

Chris adds: “I was attracted to New Care as the company provides an excellent induction programme to all new staff members, as well as great rewards and benefits.  Bridgewater Manor is a purpose-built care facility that meets the needs of residents, which makes a huge difference.”

Commissioning director at New Care, Dawn Collett, concludes: “I am delighted to welcome Tina and Chris to Bridgewater Manor and am confident that they will work together to further develop the care home.”

Away from work, Tina loves spending time with her husband, three grown up children and eight grandchildren as well as her dog Burt.  She enjoys travelling in the UK and abroad in her motorhome, walking, going to the gym and meeting up with friends.

Chris is equally as active in his spare time and spends summer weekends at his caravan in Wales walking and enjoying the outdoors, and during winter he and his partner like to go on Caribbean cruises.

Bridgewater Manor is an expertly designed, purpose-built 71-bedroom care home featuring fully furnished bedrooms, each with a private en suite wet room, plus a selection of communal lounges and dining rooms.  It also has a nail bar, hairdresser, landscaped gardens and outdoor terraces to the first floor.

Part of the McGoff Group, Bridgewater Manor provides exceptional residential, dementia and 24 hour nursing care services.

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